THIS CITY IS OURS PRESENT: ARMAND HAMMER @ SOUP KITCHEN ON SEPTEMBER 7TH

Saturday 7th September

This City is Ours Records Presents

ARMAND HAMMER

Plus support

£12 adv

ARMAND HAMMER (pronounced Arm & Hammer) are a New York-based duo, consisting of MC/producer ELUCID and enigmatic rapper billy woods, who explore the limits of experimental, abstract and fwd-thinking hip-hop.

The duo’s debut, Race Music, was released in 2013, garnering immediate and widespread praise. That album was quickly followed with an EP, Furtive Movements, in 2014, which brilliantly elaborated upon the duo’s sound and mission. 

Despite burgeoning solo careers, both artists continued to collaborate over the following years by making appearances on each other’s work and performing together; but fans would have to wait four years for a new full-length: Rome. Releasedin November of 2017, Rome was met with effusive praise from both fans and critics alike. The duo doubled down, in 2018, with their next album: Paraffin. Like opposite sides of a coin, the two albums are connected, yet radically different in their design. 

Rome and Paraffin have, since their release, given rise to a wave of critical acclaim that has cemented ELUCID and woods's place as two of the most vital voices in the genre, and in music, today.


Review Quotes:
 

“…both woods and Elucid find themselves with few peers in rap today, each in the midst of a five-plus year hot streak that shows no signs of cooling down” - Pitchfork

“Armand Hammer’s Parrafin is a disorienting rap masterpiece.” - Stereogum

 

“Essentially pages ripped from the memoir of societies bleakest moments, told in the most abrasive way possible.”Sputnik Music, review of Race Music

https://armandhammer.bandcamp.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GU5G0rW4P8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLcJrYZSraM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFgtpq6yJoU

CLYDE RELEASE SHOW @ EAGLE INN JUNE 28TH

To Celebrate the release of our homie Clydes new EP 'Josh' on Dome of Doom Records, we are having a party at the eagle in Salford cos we always throw parties there as they are all dead nice, it sounds ill and it's good vibes.

We'll be releasing the cassette version of 'Josh' in the UK so there will be copies available to pick up at the show.

 

LIVE:

Clyde

Kuartz

AlgernonCornelius

DJ:

Blood Boy

£6 adv

Friday 28th June

Eagle Inn

Salford

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CLYDE - Josh EP drops 28th June 2019

CLYDE - Josh EP drops 28th June on Dome of Doom Records 

CLYDE returns to Dome of Doom, this time with a new and more refined sonic vision inspired by the recent creative output of the label. Norwich, U.K. based artist CLYDE is set to release the JOSH EP on June 28th accompanied by a Manchester release show at the Eagle Inn presented by local culture ambassadors 'This City Is Ours', Dome of Doom is also partnering with TCIO for a limited exclusive UK run of tapes for the JOSH EP. The EP is a drastic departure from CLYDES first two full lengths on the label, this time drawing heavily from bass music and underground dance culture through a more aggressive and dance floor tuned ear. With his new work CLYDE has found a way to bridge unique sounds anchored in both classic west coast beat scene rhythms and modern dance music soundscapes, a dark and gritty love affair of beats and lowend frequencies. 


Super hyped that This City Is Ours Records are releasing an exclusive cassette version for the UK.

Stream Wut feat the awesome Risik right here:
https://domeofdoom.bandcamp.com/track/wut-feat-risik

worriedaboutsatan celebrate the launch of their fourth record, 'Revenant', with an intimate Manchester show.

Support comes from She The Throne, who'll be providing a spellbinding electronic soundtrack to start the evening.

 

Tickets are £7.70 including booking fee. Buy here.

SHE THE THRONE W/ ELAN VITAL @ RETRO BAR, MANCHESTER, APRIL 6TH

She The Throne/elan vital/currentmoodgirl play Retro Bar

She The Throne – enigmatic Manchester duo, bringing dark, abstract, experimental electronica

https://www.facebook.com/pg/shethethr0ne

https://thiscityisours.bandcamp.com/album/she-the-throne

elan vital – laptop fiddler, turned beat battler, turned live act. Expect hypnagogic, psychedelic, lofi beats

https://www.facebook.com/elanvitaluk/

https://soundcloud.com/elanvitaluk

currentmoodgirl – R&B/pop star prodigy dreamt up by David Lynch. Solo project from Greta Edith (Pearl City, Bernard + edith)

https://soundcloud.com/currentmoodgirl

£5 entry

FINGERLING RELEASES 'COMMODUM' EP

New joint from our resident visual artist is available everywhere you can stream but go support direct at his Bandcamp and check out the visual version on YouTube!

Released February 15, 2019 

Additional vocals by Miss Fabien on 'Commodum' and 'Zero-Gravity Tea Ceremony'. 

Bonus track 'Shambles' written by (J.Lenman, J.Pearce, M.Lawton)

First in a series of regular monthly shows hosted by She The Throne.

Playing records with them this month is musician and This City Is Ours Records resident visual artist, Fingerling aka Tiny Hadron Collider, who will be playing a selection of his favorite releases of 2018.

Live from 7pm Saturday 28th December on our Chew channel:

https://chew.tv/this-city-is-ours

SLEEPDEBT TO RELEASE 'SELF DISTRACTION' EP ON NOVEMBER 30TH

Sleepdebt will release his second EP, Self Distraction, on November 30th on This City Is Ours Records.

Comprising five tracks of cinematic electronic music, the project juxtaposes gritty analog synthesizers and organic instrumentation against an omnivorous sampling sensibility that encompasses everything from delirious saxophones to cheerleading routines and video game sound effects. 

 

Check out the lead single ‘Magical Realism’ via our YouTube channel now:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPlH5VWnfMs

SHE THE THRONE PLAYING VAM #4 @ THE PEER HAT IN MANCHESTER ON 02/11/2018

VAM #4

Next edition of VAM bringing you some new grooves and bright delights. Autumn is the season of change. Get ready for a new turn of events in the collective at one of our last parties of the year... 

Tickets £4 for students/ low waged individuals & £6 standard

Artwork: Annie Feng Photography

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Clemency - DJ
DJ and producer alias of Sheffield born, Manchester based sound artist Bethany Valerie Patrick. Bubblegum industrial/deconstructed club. Resident at Hybrid Vigour club, also responsible for negative midas touch.

Most recent mix on Limbo Radiohttps://www.mixcloud.com/limboradio/limbo-radio-clemency-18th-september-2018/

DR MYSTERY
DR MYSTERY arrived from the future to enlighten humanity with her unrivalled taste and selection abilities. Expect the unexpected.

Check out the Doctor's Manchester selections on Worldwide FM https://soundcloud.com/drmystery/dr-mystery-worldwide-fm


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She The Throne
She The Throne is a profound mediation between noise and music, soundscape and soundtrack, and abrasion and sublimity, imbuing meaning in each absent from either alone. Next gig @ Soup Kitchen supporting renowned Gazelle Twin... Their debut released on This City Is Ours Recordsin 2017 still remains one of the most memorable releases of the year.

https://thiscityisours.bandcamp.com/album/she-the-throne

Wet Locker
Collaboration. With their recent creation of Chugger V1 - this duo are an unstoppable force of powerful production. Featuring Joe Beedles, AV artist residing in Salford, with upcoming shows at No Bounds Festival 2018 and Café OTO. Also Dujat, making up the second half of Wet Locker, with previous releases on This City Is Ours Records. He is a bit of a synth wizard. Are YOU ready to get wet
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CHUGGER V1 features as track#2 in VAM's last show on Reform Radiohttps://www.mixcloud.com/reformradio/the-takeover-w-vam-8th-august-2018/

Iceboy Violet
Member of DJ collective boygirl & heading up Mutualism here in Manchester, Iceboy Violet continues to break new ground in the city. Vocals like cyborgs with empathy.

Review: 'These are the sounds of the first mammal breaking through the consciousness of the bicameral mind and realising and seeing and feeling with great acuity the heartbreaking fact of both our mortality and our extraordinary lives.'

https://soundcloud.com/iceboy_violet/local


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Idiotbox Visuals 
Idiotbox is a live video artist based in Manchester.
For fans of glitches, live camera feeds, lots of colours, and personalised branding.

https://www.facebook.com/idiotboxvisuals/videos/1718661171547338/

CHEX
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1461036210695709&id=1438170676315596

BOLT
https://vimeo.com/izzybolt


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Taking inspiration from Boarderless : team lab : we hope to teleport you into a digital meadow https://borderless.teamlab.art/

Follow us on FB https://www.facebook.com/vammcr/

Grey Lantern + This City Is Ours Records are excited to present

Kayla Painter (Live A/V)
+ support from our very own Bad Juju and Sleepdebt

Tickets on sale NOW via DICE - UK, USA & FranceSEE TicketsResident Advisor & Skiddle
https://tinyurl.com/ya63s8qq

Practicing in the more academic reaches of sound design, Kayla Painter is a composer, producer and sound design artist. As a Masters graduate and a multi disciplinary artist Kayla’s works are part evolutionary, part exploratory with various media such as stop motion animation, installation, and film.

Recently she was chosen by Gilles Peterson as a Future Bubbler , a scheme which provides mentoring and a host of industry
opportunities for 10 emerging artists around the UK, while she's also been championed by Mary Anne Hobbs among others.

Soup Kitchen and The Beauty Witch are delighted to present 

Gazelle Twin 
She The Throne 

On sale now via DICE 
http://link.dice.fm/gazelle-twin-soup-kitchen

In-keeping with her ever-morphing performance persona Gazelle Twin is now clad in red and white, head to toe. The colours of a familiar flag. A nod to deep and recent history; A jester-come-morris dancer. A post-pagan hooligan, riding its Hobby Horse or conjuring terror with its pipe. Like a modern-day Commedia Dell’Arte characature, she reveals the madness and violence of “ye olde” traditions slammed within contemporary cliches.

“PASTORAL is an album about growing up in Britain, looking back at how it all ended up like this, and experiencing provincial life in a political and cultural climate where I would rather be anywhere else…”

A trve kvlt svmmer evening at Chvnk of the spookiest mvsic in town featuring a mix of dark ambience, electronics and noise from across the north! 

A fiver suggested donation though free entry for all pvnters in corpse paint and/or robes...

BYOB
Doors at 8

𝕻𝖊𝖓𝖆𝖓𝖈𝖊 𝕾𝖙𝖆𝖗𝖊

One-woman darkgaze project svmmoning vncertain somethings throvgh reverb-drenched rituals and vnholy noises
https://penancestare.bandcamp.com/album/scrying
FFO: Striborg, the morgue, Big Ghost Energy

AlgernonCornelius

The Norths "most haunted" beat-maker and electronic shenanigher coming all the way from darkest Manchester with his hazy, open-wound hip hop
https://algernoncornelius.bandcamp.com/
FFO: Dälek, groovin' and boppin' your head

Dwindling

Nails on chalk board gvitar and brick in washing machine drvms sizzled to a fine crisp right in front of yovr face!
https://dwindling.bandcamp.com/releases
FFO: Tinnitvs, five grindcore bands at once

Empress Maude

Mysterious new project from Kathy Gray, known and loved for her cephalopoid drumming and incandescent vocals in Leeds post-punk heroes Beards along with her wonky and ethereal synth-pop solo project Mia La Metta. I have been promised that there'll be a spooky robe...
FFO: Bells and/or whistles, Ghostly o0o0o0o0o0ohing

The Gobstopper affiliate joins NTS Manchester for a monthly hour of percussive, grime-adjacent club offerings.

STREAM HERE

Tracklist:

Vangelis - Alpha
Alejandro Viñao - An Imaginary Orchestra
Quentin Crisp - Stop The Music For A Minute
Joe Harriott & John Mayer - Raga Piloo 
Abnaa El-Balad - أجراس أل إنتصا Ajrass Al Intisar 
Delia Derbyshire - Ziwzih Ziwzih OO-OO-OO
George Harrison - No Time Or Space
Delia Derbyshire - Pot Au Feu 
Armand Hammer - Black Garlic 
Madvillain - Bistro 
Swarvy (feat. Jerimiah Jae) - Walk Wit Me 
Johnny Olivo - Alguien
Bappi Lahiri & Kishore Kumar - Dekhe Tujhe Jo Dekhe
Kalyanji Anandji & Mohammad Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar - O Meri Chorni O Meri Morni
Gökcen Kaynatan - Clearway 
Ekrem Şahin - Allah Bİlİr
Pedestrian - The Toss & Turn (Acapella Revision)
Jpegmafia - My Thoughts On Neogaf Dying
Akira Ifukube - Godzilla Approaches/ Godzilla Main Title
Akira Ifukube - Godzilla Vs. Mothra - Main Title
Ryuichi Sakamoto & David Sylvian - Bamboo Houses
Logos - Seawolf
Gil Evans And His Orchestra - There Comes A Time

This month we've got Us and It bringing that pounding Permahigh madness back after just over a year, as well as some class, unheard, brand new downtempo/synthwavy material from Sleepdebt ahead of his forthcoming EP, a set from our new friend Dematchou, plus the debut This City Is Ours Records debut from ex-Cyril Snear guitarist Fingerling.

COP A TICKET HERE

Eagle Inn

Salford

7:30pm

£6

SURPRISE ALGERNONCORNELIUS ALBUM DROP 04/07/2018

In2trumentals is the second in a series of instrumental compilations from AlgernonCornelius

https://algernoncornelius.bandcamp.com

 

Artwork by Matt Reid
(www.instagram.com/theartofmattreid/)

 

Drums on "Shite Hawks Ride" and "Fig Trees" played by Alessandro Marcello "Pio" Antonio Salzano.

This month we're bringing the Permahigh crew in from Leeds to celebrate the release of Low Power State's new EP, with the man himself performing alongside  Mike Drones + Enoby, as well as our mate Neko Neko from My First Moth Records, and our own She The Throne. Don't forget your ear-plugs either; this one will be heavy.

COP A TICKET HERE

Eagle Inn

Salford

7:30pm

£6

TCIO BRUTALIST T-SHIRT & SWEATSHIRT NOW ON SALE

For the very first time, we present to you the This City Is Ours Records t-shirt and sweatshirt, designed by @himHallows, featuring left breast print and full back print of our brutalist logo. Available on white t-shirt, heather grey t-shirt, and heather grey sweatshirt.

£15 for a tee, £25 for the sweatshirt.

This is a super limited run, with only a 3-week window to cop one. Starting now. Have at it.

TEST CARD X PUSH:MUSIC FEAT. DUJAT 18/04/2018

Test Card are teaming up with Modul Projects for the final showcase in the Push:Music artistic residency and event series. The project brings together three groups of diverse electronic musicians and sound artists to develop new collaborative work - each exploring their own distinct identity within the landscape of contemporary electronic music.  With a slew of electronic hardware at their disposal, our man Dujat will be teaming up with Dobbin, Ruffoni, Suviste and Taylor to cast the listener into an intricate, shape-shifting sound world, traversing delicate found-sound assemblages and throbbing dancefloor abstractions.

We're opening 2018 up with some wonky shit from Dome of Doom's c l y d e, a debut appearance from our new mate babyblu., and some new material from TCIO residents Bad Juju and AlgernonCornelius.

Eagle Inn

Salford

7:30pm

£6

COP A TICKET HERE

Detroit's finest, you know who i'm talkin' about - that's right SHIGETO! MF is gonna be back at the Brudenell Social Club next week. You will have never partied on a Monday like this before. Our boy Sleepdebt is supporting along with Laminate Pet Animal. Come to the show. Have a good time. Leave with some friends.

Brudenell Social Club

Leeds

7:30pm

£12.10

COP A TICKET HERE

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